Zohiko Company, Japan. Two lacquer platters


- One round red-lacquered platter with decoration of gilt, black and silvered ram in “hira makie”.

Diameter: 24 cm (9-1/4 in.) - Height: 2 cm (3/4 in.).

- One small rectangular black and red-lacquered platter with basketweave motifs.

Height: 26,5 cm (10-1/4 in.) - Width: 26,5 cm (10-1/4 in.).

Within their boxes of origin

The lacquer Zohiko firm has had its headquarters in Kyoto since 1660. The technique employed to realize the makie “scattered” motifs is ancestral. It involves strewing the lacquer while still humid with gold paper very delicately. It entails great skill and unique know-how. This firm notably collaborated with the Vacheron-Constantin company.

Provenance :

  • Items quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2013060862